Meg Dudley, soprano
Hailed for her “sparkling voice” (Opera News) and “full-toned soprano” (New York Classical Review), Meg Dudley has established herself as a force to be reckoned with nationally in the concert arena. In 2019-2020, Ms. Dudley returns to Boston’s renowned Lorelei Ensemble for her third season, touring throughout the United States. Additionally, she has performances with a wide range of organizations, including the American Symphony Orchestra, Choir of Trinity Wall Street and NOVUS NY, New York Virtuoso Singers, Paul Taylor Dance Company, Manhattan Concert Productions, Santa Fe Desert Chorale, and the New York Philharmonic.
Ms. Dudley’s recent solo appearances include Haydn’s Missa in tempore belli and Vivaldi’s Gloria with the New York City Chamber Orchestra in Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium; Cherubini's Nemo gaudeat, Puccini’s Salve Regina and Vivaldi’s Lauda Jerusalem at the Bard Music Festival; Handel’s Messiah with Princeton Pro Musica and the Monmouth Civic Chorus; Caroline Shaw’s Clockwork 1793 and Bach’s Mass in B Minor with Impromptu Music; Poulenc’s Gloria with the St. George Choral Society, West Village Chorale, and the Orchestra of St. Luke’s; Bach’s St. Matthew Passion and Schumann’s Der Rose Pilgerfahrt with the Hudson Valley Singers; Bach’s St. John Passion with Mastervoices; Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker with the Colorado Ballet and Colorado Symphony Orchestra; Bruckner’s Mass No. 3 in F Minor at the Colorado Music Festival; Bach’s Requiem and Honegger’s Le Roi David with the St. George Choral Society; and Barber’s Knoxville: Summer of 1915 and Mendelssohn’s Elijah with the Lamont Symphony Orchestra.
In addition to her extensive solo work, Ms. Dudley also sings regularly with various ensembles, including the Choir of Trinity Wall Street, the Crossing and the New York Philharmonic (in the world premiere of Julia Wolfe’s Fire in My Mouth), Santa Fe Desert Chorale, Oregon Bach Festival, New York Virtuoso Singers, New York Choral Artists, Bard Festival Singers, Manhattan Chorale, and the Collegiate Chorale (with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra).
Some of Ms. Dudley’s opera appearances include Taneyev’s Oresteia, von Weber’s Euryanthe, Ethel Smyth’s The Wreckers, Mascagni’s Iris, Dvořák’s Dimitrij, and Korngold’s Das Wunder der Heliane with Bard Summerscape, and Mark-Anthony Turnage’s Anna Nicole with New York City Opera. Opera roles include Bertha (von Weber’s Euryanthe), Pamina and Queen of the Night (Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte), Adina (Donizetti’s L’Elisir d’Amore), Norina (Donizetti’s Don Pasquale), Donna Anna (Mozart’s Don Giovanni), Mabel (Gilbert and Sullivan’s Pirates of Penzance), Micaëla (Bizet’s Carmen), and Patience (Gilbert and Sullivan’s Patience).
Other highlights include performing with 50 Cent in a surprise appearance at Radio City Music Hall, celebrating the premier of the Starz Network’s hit show Power; background vocals for the Netflix show The Get Down (seasons 1 and 2); and the stadium tour of Star Wars in Concert, featuring the original C3PO, Anthony Daniels. She can also be heard on Du Yun's Angel’s Bone, which won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize in Music.